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  • Partner



Barbara Wallace joined Betty, Neuman & NcMahon, P.L.C. in October 2019 as a Partner. Barb graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL and the University of Iowa College of Law. During law school, Barb worked as a prosecuting intern for the Scott County Attorneys Office. After law school, she worked as an Assistant County Attorney in Linn County, Iowa before going to work for a law firm in Rock Island, Illinois first as an Associate and later as a Partner. She worked for an Iowa law firm for 2 years before she started her own law firm where she worked until joining the Betty law firm.

Barb's practice is primarily limited to Scott County, Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois with the exception of mediation. Barb has concentrated her practice in the area of family law and has also practiced in criminal law and traffic defense since 1997. She completed ACR Nationally Approved 40-hour Family Law Mediation Training in April 2008 and has since maintained a successful mediation practice as well. She is a Court Approved Mediator for Child Custody Cases for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois. Barb has been a member of the Iowa State Bar & Scott County Bar Associations since 1997 and the Rock Island County Bar Association since 2016. She served as a member of the Scott County Bar Executive Council in 2003 and has served as a member of the Fee Dispute Committee since 2012. Barb served as a member of the 7th Judicial District of Iowa's Mediation Committee in 2011 and Informal Family Law Trial Pilot Project Committee from 2016-2017. She also served as a member of the Iowa Supreme Court Family Law Case Processing Reform Task Force ADR Work Group from 2015-2016.

Barb lives in Davenport, IA with her husband Chris and their two daughters, where she volunteers in the community and enjoys boating, camping, traveling and scuba diving.


  • English

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law 81%
  • Mediation 12%
  • Criminal Defense including traffic and drunk driving
  • General Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1997
  • Illinois


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • Augustana College , Rock Island, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Political Science


  • Preparing Your Client For Custody Mediation , Scott County Bar, 11/11/2009
  • Mediation, Scott County Bar, 10/07/2011

Past Positions

  • Winstein, Kavensky & Wallace, Associate, 1997 to 2002
  • Winstein, Kavensky & Wallace, Partner, 2003 to 2005
  • Cartee & Clausen Law Firm, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2006 to 2008
  • Barbara K. Wallace, P.L.C, Owner/Attorney/Mediator, 2008 to 2019

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Scott County Bar Association , member, 1997 to Present
  • Scott County Bar Association , Executive Council , 2003 to 2005
  • Scott County Bar Association , Fee Dispute Committee, 2012 to Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association , Member , 1997 to Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association , Member, 1998 to Present
  • Rock Island County Bar Association , Member, 2016 to Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Referrals from Help Legal Aid for pro bono family Law Matters, 2008 to Present